Anyone try fast charging the iPhone X?

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Have any of the new iPhone X owners tried the new fast-charging method, with the 29W USB-C power brick from Apple? If so, how long did it take and how hot did your phoner get? I have a fast charger and cable coming from Apple on Wednesday and was curious about the results and first impressions.
     
  2. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Oh man it’s fast! I went from 10% to 70% in 30 min!
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    Yes it does get warm but not hot to touch.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy thread starter Contributor

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    Thanks for the response.

    After purchasing 2 Mophie wireless chargers and now the fast charger, I hope I am set for a while. lol Looking forward to making use of a fast charge at work.
     
  4. MyNamesNotBob macrumors newbie

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    30% to full in about 30-35 mins

    Got quite hot.

    Doing it through a Mac it got really hot, and think that was fast charge through usbc but it was doing an update
     
  5. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Ya, it in use while charging vs no use while charging makes a big difference in how hot it gets.
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    I have it at home and in the car. Won’t need anything else! Not going wireless till 7.5w is supported.
     
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    Yes charges real fast got 20% increase in 15 minutes. Already was using usb-c 29watt power adapter on 6Plus and 7 Plus for over a year. It’s even faster with iPhone X.
     
  7. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    We will see what fast charging (wireless or wired) does to the iPhone battery. I know with the Samsung S7 Edge i had, you could choose fast charge or regular charge. Lot of talk on android forums that fast charge, because of the heat, reduces capacity of the batteries over the long haul.
     
  8. adam1080 macrumors regular

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    Noticeably faster using the 29w on the X than the 12w on my previous pluses.

    Glad I spent the extra money. Don’t think my phone has been plugged in for more than an hour since I got it Friday.
     
  9. reyalP macrumors 6502

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    Guess I need to pick one up. Just wish they weren't so expensive.
     
  10. HEK macrumors 68040

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    Only the best for your $1200 phone :D
     
  11. big samm macrumors 65816

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    From 7% to 57% in 30 mins real happy i bought that 29w charger... i first bought it for the iPad Pro but knew it was gonna be useful once the new iPhones come out.
     
  12. nathasnajperowa macrumors member

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    I use iPad 12W charger as fast charger. Sth in the middle of slow out of the box charger and super fast 29W. Good compromise, no heating and quite fast (about 100 minutes to fully charge)
     
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    This.

    My phone never gets so low, and huge usage, that I need lots of charge and uber fast. Pretty much have a charger close to top off at all times.

    Settled on Anker chargers for home and travel (have a stuff sack with a charger and cables so can grab and go, leave home chargers and cables where they are). Can get the device well charged quick, with bonus of not having to deal with yet more different/specialized cables and ports, flexibility re: devices that can be charged with the charger (ie. got a compatible USB-A cable, it'll charge).
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    0-80% in an hour

    Over two hours to full charge
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68040

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    After using 29 watt power adapter every night on my 7 Plus, battery had 96% capacity after one year. According to Librium app. Subjectively did not notice any battery duration loss over the year either. Unless you notice phone getting very hot to touch, should not be an issue.

    The built in charging circuit in the iPhone regulates amount of amps going to battery based on its’ percentage of charge state. Power adapter size does not regulate anything, it’s the supply. iPhone takes what it needs up to what is available and safe.
     
  17. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I primarily use Anker chargers. I feel these are better than Apple’s chargers. It charges from 20% to 80% in about 20-25 minutes. I use them for all my devices (iPad Pro, iPhoneX, etc.)
     
  18. Rattyblowfish macrumors member

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    So to fast charge my phone I will have to spend $74... smh Apple
     
  19. KingslayerG5 Suspended

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    Yup. Faster degradation.
     
  20. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    Yes and love it. I bought the 29W adapter and lighting to usb-c for my iPad Pro and works really well on the iPhone X.
     
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    That’s weird because my regular iPad 12w charger charges it to 60% in 30 minutes. I figured the usb c would be way faster than that.
     
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    This one was $24! Plus the cable =$51
     
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